Arguably the ACC’s top Public Address Announcer stepping down at the end of this season:Wake Forest’ Jeffrey Griffin(PA 23 years) moving on out at the end of this 2023 basketball season

He could be listed at the Top PA/Public Address man/announcer in the Atlantic Coast Conference, but he feels like it is time to, “Drop the Mic”…Jeffrey Griffin has been at the microphone for 23 years, doing the public address announcing for Wake Forest football and basketball…Jeffrey will step away, and turn in his cords, at the end of the current 2023 Wake Forest University basketball season…He says the time is now, to step aside, and he wants to spend more time with his family..

Griffin is stepping down/aside, and he is “Dropping the Mic”, but he has had a storied career, calling these games for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, as John Dell will tell in this post from the Winston-Salem Journal online…

We head to the well, where John Dell is ready to tell the “Jeffrey Griffin Story”…..
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Longtime Wake Forest public address announcer Jeffrey Griffin winding down 23-year career
from John Dell, with the Winston-Salem Journal/

Jeffrey Griffin is starting to smell the roses a little bit these days or in this case is taking in all the senses that revolve around college basketball at Joel Coliseum.

On Tuesday night when Wake Forest was in the midst of throttling North Carolina 92-85 he caught himself looking around more than usual. As the public address announcer for men’s and women’s basketball for the Demon Deacons for the last 23 years he’s seen a lot.

But now it’s time for somebody else to take over.

“It’s just time,” the 53-year-old Griffin said about stepping away from more than just a job. “There are no conspiracy theories or a burning bush. This is a family decision and I’m in a good place.”

Griffin, who is on WSJS radio in the mornings with his Triad Today show, says work obligations have his schedule busier than usual and he also wants to make time for his wife, Vikki, and their two middle-school children, Sophia and Miles.

“They’ve sacrificed a lot for me to do this for so many years,” Griffin said. “And I don’t want to just drop the kids off at their various events. I want to see them play whatever sport they are doing.”

Griffin said he’ll miss the people around Wake Forest athletics and, of course, the fans who have known his voice for more than two decades. He’s also stepping away as the public address announcer for Wake Forest football games.

“I’m going to miss the entire experience and I’ve been to around 1,000 games over the years,” Griffin said about his affinity for Joel Coliseum. “There’s not really just one particular moment but really the entire 23 years have been wonderful.”

Griffin only has a few games left between the women’s team and the men’s team. He admitted it’s starting to hit home since late December when he announced his intentions.

Griffin was hired in the fall of 2001 by Craig Keilitz, who was a Wake Forest associate athletics director.

“I didn’t know it was going to last this long but to me it doesn’t feel like it’s been 23 years,” he said. “When it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long I guess that’s good. But I know I’ll miss it, but like I said earlier it’s somebody else’s turn.”